So you may have read the previous post which talked through some key tips when styling for an interview, now I’m going to point out some chic wardrobe staples to help avoid that “omg, I have nothing to wear, this is tragic” moment…
Shopping for an interview outfit doesn’t have to be boring, you can even incorporate some of the items into your every day looks… it’s all about how you style it. Take your blazer off, pop it over your shoulders, swap your flats for a pair of heels – Interview at 10 am, cocktails at 5 pm???♀️
Oh, and, gone are the days of pinstriped straight-leg suits, white structured blouses, and all-black-everything! Pop some colour into your look, mix it up and show them you mean business!
Ok, so let’s build the foundation of your interview wardrobe that you can introduce your own personal style too, and accessorise until your heart’s content?…
Every woman should own a blazer, they’re so versatile and can easily be dressed up or down. They’re the perfect transitional piece for transitioning from winter to summer, too (even though the weather hasn’t even given us those spring feels yet. Sunshine where are you?)?.
We’re super spoilt for silhouette choice when it comes to the blazer (pattern and texture galore, too), from boxy and over-sized to smart and fitted, the list is endless. I guess it’s all about ‘shape’ at the minute and I’m loving it, it’s so fun to try out different shapes and textures! For a staple, though, I’d recommend going for the classic black tailored blazer that you can create many different looks with. Try this one from Asos here.
Ankle-grazing trousers are so easy to throw on and they immediately polish your outfit. Trust me, you’ll soon begin to love them… think of them as a chic substitute for jeans. Again, there are SO many colours, patterns, and textures available so just go with it! I’m a lover of checked print so these from Zara here are a perfect choice, and for £29.99, bargain!
I’m also loving these light grey cropped trousers here that would look divine teamed with a blouse, blazer and chic neck scarf. Notice how these are styled for a more casual look, too… utterly gorgeous!
Whether you opt for a colour-blocked, or patterned blouse, they’re such a key element of your wardrobe and definitely add a touch of elegance to your look.
Try this ecru relaxed-fit blouse from Zara here (also available in black) that will work well with a plethora of colours and prints, or go a little more contemporary with a patterned blouse such as this Zebra print blouse from Topshop here or this satin animal print shirt, also from Topshop here (absolutely LOVE! The pyjama-style trend is still going strong…)
Channel Olivia Palermo – queen of the neck scarf. A super chic way to brighten up your outfit and make it a little different.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding on which on to buy though, I warn you now. Perhaps set aside an extra half an hour just to decide on which pattern to go for.?? or just go for a couple, you can never have enough neck-scarves! Zara is my go-to for these, try this here or even this here and add a pop of colour to your look.
Easy, comfortable and relatively cheap! But I’m sure you’ve realised that those £9 ballerinas don’t last that long… maybe try these from Asos here which seem to look a little more sturdy or glam it up with these jeweled ballerinas here.
The Midi Skirt
Ultra feminine and Sophisticated, I’m obsessed with styling midi skirts! Wear with tights in colder months and wear without when it’s warmer – super versatile. A turtle-neck knit would look divine tucked into either this from Zara here or this, also from Zara here or even this from Asos here.
And, finally if you’re feeling a little extra … ‘The Power Suit’
Who doesn’t love a good co-ord? You can mix and match, dress it up for cocktails and food, wear it in the office, or go casual and team it with a tied-up tee and a pair of flat mules. Now that’s what you call good value for money!
Try this pink suit from Zara here and here to make sure the interviewer won’t forget you??! Tip: you can never have enough pink in your wardrobe?. (great for an interview in retail)If the pink is a little ‘too’ adventurous then opt for this checked trouser suit from Asos here and here.
If this post helps anyone out in anyway, amazing! And if in doubt, overdress. (to a certain extent?). Keep a look out for the next blog post and make sure you’re registered with Spotstar to put your fabulous interview wardrobe to good use…